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The results of Waveney’s county council elections

16:00 03 May 2013

Who will hold power at  Suffolk County Council

Who will hold power at Suffolk County Council's headquartes at Endeavour House?

The elections mean there are no Conservative councillors representing Lowestoft’s four divisions after UKIP held one seat and took two others and the Labour Party gained the other five.

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But the Tories held their seats in the Beccles, Bungay, Halesworth and Kessingland and Southwold divisions.

The full results are:

Beccles (two seats): Mark Bee* (C HOLD), 1,822; Chris Punt* (C HOLD), 1,449; Graham Elliott (G), 1.322; Barry Buckley (Lab) 973; Sue Bergin (G), 918; Stuart Foulger Lab), 868; Harry Ashbee, UKIP, 856; Alison Briggs, (LD), 135; Doug Farmer, LD), 111.

Bungay: David Ritchie* (C HOLD), 1,150; Simon Thompson (G), 756; Declan Keiley (Lab), 440; Dave O’Neill (LD), 197.

Gunton (two seats): Keith Patience (Lab GAIN), 1,579: Janet Craig (Lab GAIN), 1,570; Mary Rudd* (C) 1,055; Paul Newbery UKIP, 1,049; Penny Hackett (UKIP), 1,033; Deanna Law (C) 970; Emma Bateman (G), 279; Peter Eyres (G) 246; Steven Taylor (LD) 163.

Halesworth: Tony Goldson* (C HOLD), 1,350; Toby Walton (Lab), 700; Jen Berry (G), 374; Janet Blowers O’Neill (LD) 116.

Kessingland and Southwold: Michael Ladd (C HOLD), 1,027; Jack Tyler (UKIP), 859; Alan Green (Lab), 592; Emma Waller (G), 179; John Marsden (LD) 74.

Lowestoft South (two seats): Derek Hackett, (UKIP GAIN) 1,410; Bill Mountford* (UKIP HOLD), 1,046; Ian Graham (Lab) 1,338; Nick Webb (Lab) 1,326; Trish Mortimer (C), 798; May Reader (C) 710; Tom Hammond (G), 211; Brian Howe (LD) 210; Sandra Tonge (LD) 178; Steven Nichols (G) 170.

Oulton (two seats): Bert Poole (UKIP GAIN), 1,650; Leonard Jacklin (Lab GAIN), 1,540; Mike Barnard* (C) 1,475; Susan Collins (Lab), 1,428; Colin Law* (C) 1,379: Maxine Narburgh (G), 378; John Nixon (G) 228; Michelle Lavill (LD) 220.

Pakefield (two seats) Sonia Barker (LAB GAIN), 1,214; Peter Byatt (Lab GAIN), 1,194; Jamie Brown (UKIP), 1,095; Darius McCormack (UKIP), 1,018; Kathy Gosling* (C), 1,012; Frank Mortimer (C) 992; George Langley (G) 165; Douglas Hoffman (G) 138; Adam Robertson (LD) 121.

There was also a by-election result for Waveney District Councils harbour ward, which was won by Janet Criag of Labour.

The results were: Janet Criag (Lab), 647; Bert Poole (UKIP) 358; Anthony Taylor (C) 217; George Langley (G) 85, Chris Thomas (LD) 36

KEY:

(C) Conservative Party; (LD) Liberal Democrat Party; (Lab) Labour Party; (G) Green Party; (Ind) Independent; (UKIP) UK Independence Party; (*) sitting candidate

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15 comments

  • No real surprise for Lowestoft either. The way some councillors have been forcing their own agenda onto the locals. WDC Town Hall move at £13m for one example. How can you justify that? when Libraries and other services are at risk.... Abandoning the historic town hall site for a riverside plot in what would be a key offshore services area? Hopefully the 2 WDC Oulton Cllrs will take note and stop wasting money left right and centre trying to make a name for themselves. This £13m project should be stopped now! Before it wastes £3m for nothing like the last brainwave WDC-SCC had...

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    Dave01

    Friday, May 3, 2013

  • DaveG. No need to move just yet, this is only a local county election. Not the real thing. Labour aided and accelerated the economic crisis we all know that, this is just to get some local cosy 'golf club' type people from being too pally and arrogant and wasting our well earned tax money on silly ideas.. imo..

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    Dave01

    Friday, May 3, 2013

  • These comments are a bit beyond reality as when I look closely I find in my area that the owners of companies employing large numbers of immigrants are all supporters of the Conservative party. When interviewed they said they were better workers than the British.

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    linkyjohn

    Friday, May 3, 2013

  • Hopefully someone will start to tke to pieces the rubbish that spouts out of Farage's mouth about "Little England!" I do hope that none of the U-Kippers ever eat anything other than a solid diet of English food...no curries, kebabs,pasta,stir-fry,burgers or French fries...and , of course, they only drive a British-made car, watch TV on a British-made set,use a British made mobile or computer, use only British-made tools etc etc. We have an economy that isn't just European...it's global ....grow up! As for their stance on immigration...where shall we start...Ah yes...the Dark Ages...we didn't ask them to come over here and take all our women and cattle...but that's Vikings for you! Send them and the Angles, Saxons,Jutes and Normans home...they've caused nothing but civilization...and let's not even start on the Romans. Ukip haven't got the faintest clue, but then why let reality get in the way of knee-jerk politics...

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    Dogberry

    Saturday, May 4, 2013

  • Ok that should be hear not here. Oooops.. It is pre-emotive iPad ...actually pre emptive maybe one day you can just type something without a computer trying to correct it... That,ll be the end of Narfolk speake then...give me a pen and paper any day...

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    Dave01

    Saturday, May 4, 2013

  • I should just legally clarify.. To stop carrying on expensive projects when there is no free money to pay for them e.g. town hall £13m movement scheme. stop issuing contracts the country has no money to pay for. DON'T keep paying consultants because Wdc -scc staff are not allowed to think for themselves... I here local councillors are paying a Loddon man to talk to staff to ask what colour paint they want in the new offices.. This must all stop now!,,stop wasting our money!!!,

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    Dave01

    Saturday, May 4, 2013

  • I admit it, I voted for UKIP, or more to the point I actually voted against that arrogant gentleman, you know the one, the one who struts around his corridors of self-importance.

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    peter waller

    Tuesday, May 7, 2013

  • maybe just maybe cllrs Law and Barnard will get off their high horses and connect with the real world. Shame Bee had a safe seat near Beccles golf club as he needs to be brought down a peg or two. Total arrogance in the face of Lowestoft IMO...stop paying all consultants and pseudo project leaders in WDC until we know where all the money is going and justified, not by self serving reports and career political self serving stuff. .. Total arrogance IMO.

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    Dave01

    Saturday, May 4, 2013

  • No one yet has written in defense of the inexcusably arrogant Councillor Law, I wonder why? Hopefully his own party will now wake up and smell the coffee. Roll on Council elections.

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    peter waller

    Saturday, May 4, 2013

  • So where did Colin Law come? Ummm, interesting! Must be a moral that result, tee hee hee!

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    peter waller

    Friday, May 3, 2013

  • Wow what a result for Labour and UKIP. And the lib dems finishing bottom is unusual too. I guess people are changing their minds on lib dems after they formed the coalition. Obviously no suprise with the southwold and other area results but for lowestoft its a big difference.

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    vinny.p

    Friday, May 3, 2013

  • I guess the local tory Cllrs think they can get away with anything they wish in a small rural backwater...They are wrong, people won't tolerate that. I was fortunate to meet in the 80s Ted Heath, Mr and Mrs Bottomly, Paddy Ashdown Tim Yeo and many many many other political figures when I was educated in London and accidentally became Vice President of the local london young conservatives.. In fact I met them all at various events and most were very genuine people.. what we see in Suffolk cllrs is wrong and I think they are too disconnected. Saying that Peter Aldous is a nice bloke and very supportive so is Bob Blizzard... our MPs have tended to be nice people here, but a big but, the Tory councillors are a disgrace to their own party.... IMO and in this case my having returned to Suffolk IMO Barnard, law and bee should be expelled from the party on grounds of gross arrogance! And not listening! I propose this and will write to DC to 2nd this if they carry on..

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    Dave01

    Saturday, May 4, 2013

  • Oh well, I now live in a Labour ward, better start the plan to move my company abroad in case it happens at the General Election. Done want to live and employ people in an English speaking version of Greece or Spain

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    DaveG

    Friday, May 3, 2013

  • "Abroad" DaveG? So where are you thinking of going? I wonder what your company does? You will find that you live in a 'division' rather than a 'ward' for County Council elections.

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    point du jour

    Friday, May 3, 2013

  • I should just legally clarify.. To stop carrying on expensive projects when there is no free money to pay for them e.g. town hall £13m movement scheme. stop issuing contracts the country has no money to pay for. DON'T keep paying consultants because Wdc -scc staff are not allowed to think for themselves... I here local councillors are paying a Loddon man to talk to staff to ask what colour paint they want in the new offices.. This must all stop now!,,stop wasting our money!!!,

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    Dave01

    Saturday, May 4, 2013

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